RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES
\ɹˈuːl ɐɡˈɛnst pəpɪtjˈuːɪtɪz], \ɹˈuːl ɐɡˈɛnst pəpɪtjˈuːɪtɪz], \ɹ_ˈuː_l ɐ_ɡ_ˈɛ_n_s_t p_ə_p_ɪ_t_j_ˈuː_ɪ_t_ɪ_z]\
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An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.
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